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A Very Grave Matter

Photographs and history of colonial cemeteries and gravestones in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Many aspects discussed, symbolism and art of carvings and individual contributions to history.
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Adams National Historic Site

Buildings and landscapes associated with the Adams family in Quincy, which gave us two Presidents.

B.F.Sturtevant and Westinghouse Sturtevant Companies

A history of one of America's significant industrial companies that was based in Boston (primarily Hyde Park)for nearly 130 years.
Hyde Park
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Boston Adventures

Explore Boston's Freedom Trail with Boston Adventures Guided Walking Tours
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Boston Architecture and History on

Photos and descriptions of architecturally and historically notable buildings in Boston.

Boston By Foot

Boston By Foot, a non-profit educational organization, was established in 1976 to promote awareness of Boston's rich heritage of architecture and history. Join us and see Boston at her best...BY FOOT!

Boston Passenger Lists Research Guide 1820-1943

Genealogy guide for locating Boston immigrant arrival records.

Boston Preservation Alliance

Helping to preserve Boston's unique architecture.

Boston theater history

A history of stage performances in Boston from 1758 on.

Boston Women Remembered

Information on self-guided tours in Boston and Cambridge that commemorate prominent women in local history - along with a bibliography of relevant books.

Boston Women's Heritage Trail

Self-guided walking tours through over three centuries of history in Boston's Beacon Hill, Downtown, Back Bay, Chinatown, and North End developed by Boston Public School teachers, local historians, writers, and photographers. Also includes walking tours developed by Boston Public School students and Boston research resources.

Bostonian Society

Boston's historical society; founded in 1881 to save the Old State House.


"An online museum of the John 1 and Nathan 2 Carruth Family line in Massachusetts and Dorchester Boston. The museum displays information and personal family documents."
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Castle Island history

Oldest continuously fortified site in British North America.

Cityscapes of Boston: An American City Through Time

Book: The history of Boston, as told through maps, engravings and photos. By Robert Campbell (who won a Pulitzer for his architectural criticism) and Peter Vanderwarker.

Commonwealth Museum

Exhibits based on the collections of the state archives, from George Washington to the Big Dig. On Columbia Point, near the JFK Museum.

David Rumsey Map Collection

Eighteen historical maps of the Boston area from 1776 thru 1897 from the David Rumsey Collection are now available for viewing in the GIS Browser. Requires Java.

Dorchester Atheneum

"The Dorchester Atheneum exists only as a web site devoted to the history of Dorchester, Massachusetts. The original Dorchester Atheneum was a private subscription library for Dorchester residents. The site is devoted to Dorchester's history and to the shameless promotion of Dorchester's wonderful features: its people, its architecture, its businesses, its institutions."
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Dorchester Historical Society


Heritages And Horizons

"A virtual tour of American history as it has evolved in the Greater Boston Area through the lens of the nine historic schools of theology, seminaries and university divinity schools, known as the Boston Theological Institute, as well as through related institutions."
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Historic Boston, Inc.

Non-profit organization that puts people and resources together to preserve endangered historic sites in the city of Boston.

Historic buildings

Descriptions and photos of historic downtown buildings.

Historic Framingham RSS feed

"Historical places in Framingham."

Historic Neighborhoods

Non-profit educational organization dedicated to increasing awareness of and appreciation for urban neighborhoods - their history, architecture, and design.

Historical markers

Locations and descriptions of markers placed throughout Boston by the Bostonian Society.

History of Anaesthesia at Harvard University

This history won't put you to sleep. Some claim anesthesia was invented at Mass. General, a Harvard hospital.

History of the Landfills

Showing how Boston Proper has expanded over the centuries through landfill.

How Boston got its name

We're named for a town in England. Read why.

Irish Heritage Trail

Self-guided tour to Irish history in Boston and Cambridge.

It happened in Massachusetts

Book: Brief overviews of Massachusetts historical highlights, including the usual (that Revolution thing), the obscure (a whale that took its revenge on a Nantucket whaler) and the bizarre (the Great Molasses Flood).

Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Mapping Boston

Book: The history of Boston, as told through its maps. A wicked good coffeetable book.


Page has links to a number of maps of historic Boston.

Maps Over Time

View maps of Boston from 1728 to the present, and even into 2006 when the Big Dig is completed.

Mass Chapter - 8th Air Force Historical Society

Join the Mass Chapter of the 8th Air Force. Meetings are held monthly in Walpole. This is an active chapter devoted to fellowship, patriotism, and preserving the memory of the 'Mighty Eighth'. Membership open to all.

Mass Moments RSS feed

"Electronic almanac has 365 well researched stories from three centuries of Massachusetts history. About half deal with Boston."

Massachusetts Historical Society

Founded in 1791.

Massachusetts Timeline

Leanr about the history of Massachusetts in the form of a timeline.

Natick Historical Society and Museum

"Founded in 1870 as the Historical Natural History and Library Society of South Natick, The Natick Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history and artifacts that contribute to an understanding of our local heritage."

National Heritage Museum

"We focus on the rich diversity of American life across four centuries-how we as a people have worked and played, struggled and achieved. Our top-notch exhibitions cover a wide range of subjects, from neon signs, diners, and women entrepreneurs to American icons from George Washington to Elvis. Free admission and parking."
33 Marrett Rd. / Rte. 2A.

New England Historic Genealogical Society

New England Historical Photograph Archive

A searchable database of over 2500 high-quality glass plate photographs from 19th and 20th century New England.

Online Massachusetts Death Indexes & Records

Genealogy guide to Massachusetts death indexes. Includes Boston and Suffolk County.

Peabody Essex Museum

Art and culture museum, with a special emphasis on maritime art and history.

Phillis Wheatley, Poet

Poems by the 18th-century black poet, along with a bio.


"Boston's only photo tour company, providing historical walking tours of Boston with a photographic edge. Three different tours uncover the scenic treasures of Beacon Hill, the Public Garden, or the Freedom Trail. PhotoWalks also provides creative photography tips on how to capture Boston's past and present in artistic photographs."

Remember Jamaica Plain? RSS feed

"A glimpse into the past of Jamaica Plain, Boston Massachusetts. Call it JP history with a special interest in every day life."
Jamaica Plain

Rock Piles RSS feed

"A website about Native American sacred landscapes in Massachusetts."

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA)

Helping to preserve New England's architectural history.

Soul of America - Boston

Lists and photos of black historic sites in Boston.

The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston 1880-1920

Book: The thinking man's history of public drinking.

Your gateway to Boston history and architecture.

An online reference to the people, places and events that make Boston "more than a chance crossroads."

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